El Salvador plans first ‘Bitcoin City’, backed by bitcoin bonds

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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) -El Salvador plans to build the world’s first “Bitcoin City” which will be funded initially by bitcoin bonds, President Nayib Bukele said on Saturday, doubling down on the Central American country’s bet on the crypto currency. Speaking at an event to mark the close of a week to promote bitcoin in El Salvador, Bukele said the city planned in the east of the country would get its energy supply from a volcano and would not levy any taxes except for value added tax (VAT). “We’ll start funding in 2022, the bonds will be available in 2022,” Bukele told a cheering crowd at the …

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